Hawks vs. Chicken

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by t_williams8, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. t_williams8

    t_williams8 In the Brooder

    Oct 7, 2008
    Downingtown, PA
    We are wondering if a scarecrow would be enough to scare away a hawk? Just had one land in our tree and scare the chickens into the coop the second day having them, so they know they are here. Any thoughts...thanks!
  2. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    If it's landing in a tree I know some people have had success hanging used cd's in the tree. I guess the reflection of light freaks them out...
  3. Dottie Pratt

    Dottie Pratt Songster

    Sep 4, 2008
    Foil cake pans flapping in the wind has worked so far for us.
  4. palomino777902

    palomino777902 In the Brooder

    Oct 7, 2008
    Elizabethtown, PA
    One of my youngens was carried off by a hawk so DH and I got a huge net at the farm store and put it over the fenced in area.

    Can you see the net in the photo?

    The first day we had it up, we were standing at the fence and a cooper's hawk landed right beside us! The chickens all ran for cover not realizing they were covered! The owls we have sitting around did not deter the hawk.

    Can you net your area?


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